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Part 5 - Appendix 1 - Whistle-blowing procedure

Appendix 1 - whistle-blowing procedure of the Code of Conduct for Employees.

Please remember that you do not need to have firm evidence of wrong-doing before raising a concern.  However we do ask that you explain as fully as you can the information or circumstances that gave rise to your concern.​

Step one

If you have a concern, we hope you will feel able to raise it first with your manager or team leader.  This may be done verbally or in writing. 

Step two

If you feel unable to raise the matter with your manager, for whatever reason, please raise the matter with:

  • Your own Head of Service, Assistant Director, or Director or Executive Director.
  • Piyush Fatania, Chief Internal Auditor or Carolyne Wignall, Principal Auditors.
  • Mandy Quayle, Director of People or Colin Parkin, Assistant Head of HR.
  • Gillian Parkinson, Assistant Director of Legal Services.
  • For Schools: Kirsten Harrison, Director of Education.

These people have been given special responsibility and training in dealing with whistleblowing concerns.

If you want to raise the matter confidentially, please say so at the outset so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Step three

If these channels have been followed and you still have concerns, or if you feel that the matter is so serious that you cannot discuss it with any of the above, please contact:

Robert Ayliffe - Assistant Director of Planning, Performance and Change and Monitoring Officer

Gloucestershire County Council,
Shire Hall,

Telephone 01452 328506


The Monitoring Officer will refer all concerns in relation to possible financial impropriety or irregularity to the Chief Internal Auditor and/or the Chief Financial Officer.

You may wish to use our 24 hour “whistleblowing” answerphone service on 01452 427052 which is managed by Internal Audit or the online form, found on the whistleblowing page, which goes direct to the and Monitoring Officer.

Page updated: 12/10/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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